Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beauty of the Season, MM118

Greetings, Stampers! I'm celebrating Christmas in July with a couple of sneak peeks from the upcoming Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. The sentiment and image are from the Beauty of the Season stamp set, which is available for purchase now, and the DSP is Nordic Noel, available August 28.

I wanted to take this opportunity to play along with the Merry Monday challenge, which is to use ribbon and buttons on your card. I accomplished both in one fell swoop by tying off my ribbon in my button!

I love to watercolor, and this image is so perfect for watercoloring. I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper and colored it in with ink pads and an Aquapainter. Though it is difficult to capture the shine, I added some Dazzling Details to the berries.

I stamped the same image on this inside of my card in Crumb Cake and the sentiment over it in Black Stazon.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beauty of the Season
Card Stock: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Basic Black
Tools: Aqua Painter
Accessories: Subtles Buttons, Real Red 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Great card Sandy! Love your use of the stamp set inside and out.

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Sandy! Beautifully watercolored! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Marybeth said...

This is gorgeous Sandy! Love the way you water colored it! Can't wait for the new HC

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful card!!! That stamp set is beautiful!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card, very nice image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous! Love the watercolor! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Karren said...

Fabulous card - I love how you colored your image! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

LizL said...

I love how you did your bird's eye. I tried to do this and just couldn't get it to look right.